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April 13, 2006

The Beautiful Island Of Kauai

Our friends Joe and Brita flew in from Minneapolis, and the four of us set off to the beautiful island of Kauai for a long weekend. Our plane landed shortly before noon, and we decided that the first order of business was lunch.

Upon our arrival at the rental car company, we discovered that the new first order of business was stopping at the DMV to re-new my husbands drivers license. Fortunately, the DMV was located next to a grocery store. While Walter took his eye test and posed for his picture, Joe, Brita, and I looked for sustenance. In addition to milk, eggs, fruit and snacky things, we piled up on Ahi Poke and Sesame Ocean Salad. The moment we arrived at our vacation rental, I dug in.

Mmm, Ahi Poke….

Ahi Poke

8 oz. Ahi (Yellow Fin Tuna) sashimi grade *
2 tbsp. Shoyu (Soy Sauce)
2 tbsp. Sesame Oil
drops Chile Oil (to taste)
2 tbsp. Green onion, chopped, white and green parts included
1 tbsp. Sesame Seeds

Cold Tofu or Steamed Rice, if desired.

Cut the Ahi into a medium (bite-sized) dice. In a bowl, combine the remaining ingredients, adding the chile oil to taste. Add the Ahi, and marinate for at least 30 minutes. Drain the excess liquid, leaving just enough to sop up with cold tofu or steamed rice, if desired.

* This is really important. You don’t want to be eating raw, non-sushi grade fish. You really don’t. Have I mentioned the time I ate the Sea Urchin?

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